Norton Anti-Virus 2006 couldn?t detect it. AdAware detected some registry entries but that didn?t help. Neither SpyBot S&D or Yahoo Anti-Spy could detect it. E-trust detected it but couldn?t clean it. Won?t let me run HJT or RegEdit. Progressively got worse. Ran some freeware Brontok Removal tools that didn?t detect it. Took away my wireless mouse. Won?t let me run any programs in Windows.
Don?t know how I got it. First noticed an HTML doc in the My Pictures folder that had contained some foreign language text (Malaysian I think) under the heading Brontok.A by HVM31 JowoBot#VM Community. Then started getting Zone Alarm warnings of strange executable files trying to access the internet. Next came random restarts and complete shutdowns when I tried to launch various anti-spyware programs. Finally, it froze my mouse and the ability to launch any applications or restart in Safe Mode.
I?ve read all the documentation I can find on Brontok and, although it has a lot of built-in protections for itself, it?s not supposed to be that hard to destroy. I think I may have a new strain.
Edited by Parser, 25 August 2006 - 07:52 PM.